Date:Thursday July 9 2009
Rob Jones has fulfilled his long-standing ambition to return to England by sealing a transfer to newly-promoted Scunthorpe.
The defender, subject of interest from Colchester United and Nottingham Forest over the last six months, has joined the Championship side after new Hibs boss, John Hughes, failed to convince him to stay in Scotland.
He becomes Scunthorpe`s record transfer, moving for an undisclosed free, probably costing close to the £1 million quoted to United when they tried to sign him back in January.
Colchester were accused by Hibs of breaking a confidentiality agreement when news about several offers for Jones appeared on the official club website.
The Scottish side reported United to the Football Accusation over the matter, while Lambert remained wry on the issue, joking that Hibs wanted extortionate amounts for the giant central-back. .
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